Not My Personal Case, Why Should I Pay From My Pocket, Says Kejriwal

"Should I pay from my pocket?" Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday asked, breaking his silence on the controversy over his move to pay lawyer Ram Jethmalani from the public exchequer for defending him in a defamation case.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who had directed the General Administration Department to clear the bills due to Jethmalani, said the issue has been raked up to divert the attention from the EVM controversy.

Jethmalani has not been paid yet and the matter is pending with Lt Governor Anil Baijal.
The bills totalled around Rs 3.4 crore. Kejriwal made the remarks addressing a rally in north-east Delhi's Seemapuri constituency. He said the controversy was created to "weaken" the AAP government's fight against corruption.

"Who plays cricket here?" he asked pointing towards the crowd. "In Delhi there was massive corruption in cricket. You must have heard of DDCA. It was heavily corrupt. Youngsters used to come to me and complain that money is sought for selection."

BJD reinstates Raghunath Mohanty as vice president

Bhubaneswar: The BJD on Friday appointed senior leader and ex-minister Raghunath Mohanty as vice president and party's observer for Dhenkanal district...

Four MLAs skip crucial Congress Legislature Party meeting

Bhubaneswar: At least four out of the 15 Congress MLAs abstained from crucial Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting called by Leader of Opposition ...

NPP president Conrad Sangma sworn in as 12th Meghalaya CM

Shillong: National People's Party president Conrad Sangma was today sworn in as Meghalaya chief minister by Governor Ganga Prasad here.The governor al...

BJP claim to come to power in Odisha a daydream: Maharathy

Bhubaneswar: Hours after senior saffron party leader and Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram asserted that his party will dethrone Naveen Patnaik ...